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Pomeroy' triple-threat sports announcer has five decades of experience

POMEROY-Over five decades, spectators and participants of football games at Lybecker Field and basketball games at Pomeroy High School's gym have cheered along to John Gates' booming voice as he announced players' names and actions. In the past decade, baseball and softball players at Shepherd Fields have also been recipients of Gates' skill.

Gates, a life-long Pomeroy resident, recalled how no on...